7 Completely Acceptable Reasons to Cry ...

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People try to hide their emotions, but there are perfectly acceptable reasons to cry.

It’s clear that there’ll be tears during dramatic moments of your life, but you don’t have to hold back the waterworks when you think your situation doesn’t warrant them.

You’re allowed to have feelings.

You don’t want to be upset 24/7, but there are perfectly acceptable reasons to cry that you shouldn’t be ashamed about:

1. Sappy Scenes

If your favorite show is ending, or your favorite character dies, feel free to cry.

It doesn’t matter that the show is fake.

The characters represent real people with thoughts and actions just like you.

Great scenes are acceptable reasons to cry, because they’re aiming to evoke emotion.

The show may be scripted, but it portrays reality that you can relate to.

2. Understandably Overwhelmed

It’s stressful to balance schoolwork, and a job, and a social life, and everything else.

If you’re overwhelmed by your list of chores, cry it out.2

It can help you calm down, so that you’re ready to complete all of your tasks.

3. Missed Material Items

Unfortunately, we live in a world where material items hold extreme importance.

If your phone breaks or your iPod deletes all of your music, it’s okay to break down.

After a while, electronics start to hold sentimental value, because they contain so much of your life.

When your contacts are deleted or songs vanish, it’s hard to keep your cool.

4. Crushed by Crushes

Has your crush been flirting with someone else in front of you?

It might seem silly to cry about it, because you were never together.

However, you didn’t have to be an item in order to care about him.

Love can be tricky.

When you have feelings for someone, you’ll cry for ridiculous reasons, even if he only looked at you the wrong way.

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